Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the action of the Stockport magistrates, who, on the 4th instant, fined a man named Mark Hope 5s. for following his occupation of a saw sharpener without having a licence; and, if not, whether he will make inquiries into the case with the object of remitting the fine?
§ Mr. GLADSTONE
I have made inquiry in the case, but find no ground for advising a remission of the sentence. The man, though warned, persisted in acting as a pedlar without having a licence. He had ample means to pay for the licence, which costs only 5s.